July 11, 2014

TITUSVILLE, Fla. – The Titusville YMCA Family Center has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the Jess Parrish Medical Foundation (JPMF) to support the YMCA’s Annual Scholarship Campaign.

“With support from community partners like JPMF, the Y can help youth reach their full potential, keep families engaged in positive programs and provide North Brevard residents with a safe place to stay active and connected with neighbors,” explained Titusville YMCA Executive Director, Billy Specht.

The grant will help provide financial assistance to individuals, children, seniors and families seeking YMCA membership and for those who would like to participate in YMCA programs, which include: youth sports, swim lessons, aquatics programs, before and after school care, day camps and summer camp.

“At the YMCA, our goal is to never turn anyone away due to their inability, and the grant from Jess Parrish Medical Foundation will help us meet our goal,” said Specht.

In 2013, the Titusville YMCA was able to provide financial assistance to 1,136 children, seniors and families in Brevard County. In total, the Y distributed approximately $188,000. These funds, raised through the YMCA Annual Support Campaign, helped individuals from all walks of life to be healthier and more confident, connected and secure.

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About the YMCA of Central Florida
The YMCA of Central Florida is one of the area’s largest nonprofits committed to strengthening communities across Orange, Seminole, Osceola, Brevard and Marion counties and the local communities it serves. It is a diverse organization of men, women and children joined by a shared commitment to Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility. Each day 35,000 Central Florida residents are impacted by the Y when a mentor inspires a child, individuals make healthy choices and a community comes together for common good. In 2013, this YMCA Association of over 1,800 employees across 6 Florida counties impacted over 235,000 residents and invested, during a challenging economy, $10.2 million in its local communities. The YMCA of Central Florida also provided $9.2 million in financial assistance to children and families, which supported lasting personal and social change.

About Jess Parrish Medical Foundation
Jess Parrish Medical Foundation is dedicated to supporting and enhancing healthcare outreach, patient care, rehabilitation, and wellness services that contribute to a better quality of life for citizens in North Brevard. As such, JPMF awards grants to community organizations that align with the mission of Parish Medical Center. For more information about Jess Parrish Medical Foundation, visit www.parrishmedfoundation.com or call
321-269-4066.